‘Tightrope’ performer Janelle Monae has traipsed her way into yet another top 5 hit on the Billboard 200 thanks to her tertiary release, ‘Dirty Computer.’
Her first studio album in nearly five years, the set – kicked off by ‘I Like That,’ ‘Make Me Feel,’ ‘Django Jane,’ ‘Pynk,’ and a short film – has come as a welcomed addition to her critically acclaimed discography as it was greeted fanfare similar to that of its forerunners. Initially, industry analysts suggested that critical laud wasn’t exactly reflected commercially as the LP was predicted to shift 37,000 units its first week (click here to read more on that). The numbers, if proven true, would have delivered the singer’s second best first week sales of her career. Keywords: “would have.”
For, at the close of ‘Computer’s first full tracking week (May 4), a surge in sales has not only seen her leave that first report’s prediction in the dust, but also gifted her the best first week sales of her career:
Janelle Monae’s ‘Dirty Computer’
Pure Sales: 41,000
With the numbers above, ‘Dirty Computer’ replaces its predecessor – 2013’s ‘Electric Lady’ (which shifted 47,000 its first week) – as the singer/songwriter’s best premiere week figures.
Congratz are certainly in order to Miss Monae! Keep it locked to That Grape Juice for more details on its chart placement on next week’s ‘TGJ Chart Check: Billboard 200.’ [source]